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Act of Sederunt (Child Care and Maintenance Rules) 1997

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3.15  (1)  Service authorised or required by this Chapter shall be made by any mode specified in paragraphs (2) and (3).

(2) It shall be deemed legal service to or on any person if such service is–

(a)delivered to him personally;

(b)left for him at his dwelling-house or place of business with some person resident or employed therein;

(c)where it cannot be delivered to him personally and he has no known dwelling-house or place of business, left for him at any other place at which he may at the time be resident;

(d)where he is the master of, or a seaman or other person employed in, a vessel, left with a person on board or connected with the vessel;

(e)sent by first class recorded delivery post, or the nearest equivalent which the available postal service permits, to his dwelling-house or place of business, or if he has no known dwelling-house or place of business to any other place in which he may at the time be resident;

(f)where the person has the facility to receive facsimile or other electronic transmission, by such facsimile or other electronic transmission; or

(g)where the person has a numbered box at a document exchange, given by leaving at the document exchange.

(3) Where service requires to be made and there is not sufficient time to employ any of the methods specified in paragraph (2), service shall be effected orally or in such other manner as the sheriff directs.

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